Contributing data

All members of the research, health and humanitarian communities are invited to contribute data. By standardising and aggregating all available Ebola data we can address knowledge gaps in order to improve patient outcomes and outbreak response in Ebola-affected countries. 

Credit: World Bank, Vincent Tremeau
Credit: World Bank, Vincent Tremeau

We accept individual patient-level datasets collected as a part of clinical care and follow-up, laboratory services, public health response, epidemiological investigation, clinical trials, and observational research. If you are not sure whether your data are suitable for the platform, or if you have other data types that you would like to include, please contact us at to discuss.

Data are hosted following the FAIR principles to improve Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reusability. This includes the assignment of a DOI to the data to promote academic credit, direct citation and tangible metrics for those researchers who collect and share data.

In order to share data please:

  1. Register or login to the IDDO website
  2. Click here to 'Contribute new data'
  3. Name your dataset and accept the Terms of Submission. Complete the requested information about your dataset
  4. Upload data files and descriptive documentation such as the data collection form, form completion guidelines, or data dictionary.

Our data managers will curate the data to the standardised structure. They may contact you with questions about the data and will provide you with a copy of the curated dataset when complete.

Please contact us for support or queries at